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Mid-America Show Calendar

 

JULY & AUGUST EVENTS

 

~ JULY ~


JULY 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-31: 15th Annual Heartland Art Guild International Miniatures Art Show, more than 180 small works of art from around the world, Miami County Historical Museum, Paola, KS, 913-294-4940

JULY 1: Ticket to Shop (thru JULY 18), turn in $100 in receipts for item/restaurant/service purchase made downtown, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924, www.leavenworthmainstreet.com

JULY 3-4: Independence Day Celebration, fishing derby, bow shoot, BBQ dinner, children’s games, dance, Gridley, KS, 620-836-3145, www.coffeycountyks.org

JULY 3-5: Antique Shop-A-Palooza, visit all 5 South Topeka antique stores for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, Washburn View Antique Mall, Brickhouse Antiques, Ferris Wheel Antiques, The Market at MacVicar, Wheatland Antique Mall, Topeka, KS

JULY 3-5: 50th Annual Shriner’s Flea Market, an antique paradise with hundreds of vendors, Fairbury City Park, Fairbury, NE, 402-729-3221

JULY 4: Ranching Saturdays, experience daily ranch chores and demonstrations, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

JULY 8-12: Fur Trade Days, cemetery tours and special events at the Museum of the Fur Trade, buffalo chip throw, traders market, food vendors and parade, Chadron, NE, 308-432-3843

JULY 9: Waverly’s Concerts in Kohlmann, Kohlmann Park, Waverly, IA, 319-352-4526

JULY 10-11: Blackberry Festival, blackberry-themed events and live music, Veterans Memorial Park, McLoud, OK, 405-964-6566

JULY 10: Makers Street – The Lindsborg Art Walk, interactive art walk event with food and drink, Main and Lincoln streets, Lindsborg, KS, 785-227-8687

JULY 10-11: Rutledge Flea Market, Missouri’s largest flea market, every second Friday and Saturday of the month, on-site food, 700 sale spaces, Rutledge, MO, 660-216-3223

JULY 10-12: Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market, more than 200 vintage and vintage-inspired booths, early buyer and regular admission prices, admission is good all weekend, free parking, Conway Expo Center, Conway, AR, www.bellarustina.com

JULY 10-12: An Affair of the Heart, one of the largest arts and crafts shows in the U.S. Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, OK, 405-632-2652

JULY 11: Shawnee Antique Mall big birthday sale, sales throughout the store and beverages available, Shawnee, KS, 913-499-7688

JULY 11: Finders Market, handmade items, vintage, upcycled, industrial and salvaged goods, Decatur, IL, 217-454-6365

JULY 11: North Liberty Blues & BBQ, mouth-watering BBQ, craft beers, live blues music, North Liberty, IA, 319-626-5726

JULY 11: Resurrected Tin Car Show, vintage and classic car show, downtown Pella, IA,

641-628-4847

JULY 11: Junque N’ Donuts, antiques, collectibles, crafts, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS,

913-837-5202

JULY 11: Second Saturdays, music, art, eating, shopping, meet-and-greet with local artists, Garnett, KS, 785-448-6767

JULY 11: Boomtown Day, celebrating the heritage of Cromwell, art display, quilt show, classic car show, craft and vendor booths, Cromwell, OK, 405-944-5333

JULY 11-12: Sugar Creek Arts Festival, arts and crafts, Normal, IL, 309-454-9557

JULY 11-12: Reflections of the Civil War, live re-enactments, visit camps from both Union and Confederate armies to see what life was like, Seminole Valley Farm Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 319-378-9240

JULY 12: Tom Crooks Memorial Auto Show, vintage and classic car show, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, IA, 800-626-0319

JULY 12: Bill Diamond Antique & Classic Car Show, antique, vintage and classic car show, Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center, Sioux City, IA, 712-279-0198

JULY 12: Maquoketa Flea Market, one of Iowa’s largest fleas with more than 150 exhibitors, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA, 563-652-4602

JULY 14: Last Call for Alcohol: Omaha’s Bootlegging History, River City History Tour, the Durham Museum, Omaha, NE, 402-444-5027

JULY 15-18: El Dorado Springs Anniversary Picnic, annual founder’s day celebration, foods vendors, arts and crafts, El Dorado Springs, MO, 417-876-2691

JULY 16: Ticket to Shop (thru AUG. 15), turn in $150 in receipts for item/restaurant/service purchase made downtown Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924, leavenworthmainstreet.com

JULY 16: Waverly’s Concerts in Kohlmann, Kohlmann Park, Waverly, IA, 319-352-4526

JULY 16-18: Porter Peach Festival, pick peaches at local orchards, arts and crafts, games, live music, downtown Porter, OK, 918-693-0316

JULY 17-18: Chief Wapello Days, parade, rodeo, food vendors, music, Wapello, IA, 319-850-7863

JULY 17-18: Backroads & Byways Junkin’ Tour, antiques and vintage items, New Virginia, IA,
515-237-7720

JULY 17-19: Christmas in July at all three Paramount Antique Malls in Wichita and Augusta, KS www.paramountantiquemall.com

JULY 17-19: 44th Annual Meriden Threshing and Antique Tractor Show, antique tractors on display, parade, antique automobiles, tractor show, tractor pulls, live music, Meriden, KS,
785-633-9706

JULY 18: Third Saturday Super Sale, big deals and savings galore, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

JULY 18: Antique Town Rods Show, classic cars (pre-1972), Galena, IL, 815-541-2313

JULY 18: Native American Arts & Crafts Market & Indian Taco Sale, locally crafted goods and Indian tacos prepared by members of the OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance, Oklahoma City, OK,
405-681-0869

JULY 18: Stratford Peach Festival, pick peaches at local orchards, arts and crafts vendors, street games, live music, food vendors, Stratford City Park, Stratford, OK, 580-759-2116

JULY 23: Waverly’s Concerts in Kohlmann, featuring the Waverly Municipal Band and other musicians, Kohlmann Park, Waverly, IA, 319-352-4526

JULY 23-25: Warrensburg Corn Festival, car show, cornhole tournament, food vendors, Warrensburg, IL, 217-672-3222

JULY 24-25: Quilts of Past & Present Show, quilting show and demonstrations, Vian, OK,

918-773-8292

JULY 24-26: 39th Annual Backbone Bluegrass Festival, five shows over three days, camping available, food vendors, Bluegrass Camp Ground, Strawberry Point, IA, 563-608-1056

JULY 24-27: Phillips County 4-H Fair, 4-H attractions, animals, agricultural exhibits, homemade food, Phillips County Rodeo Grounds, Phillipsburg, KS, 785-543-6845

JULY 24-31: Christmas in July, 1209 Williams St., Great Bend, KS, 620-793-4111

JULY 25: Christmas in July, or The Leavenworth Main Street $1,000 Giveaway, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924, www.leavenworthmainstreet.com

JULY 25 : National Day of the Cowboy, a day of fun, learning, history and activities related to cowboy heritage, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS, 785-587-2726

JULY 25-26: Hardin County Farm and Museum Threshing and Tractor Show, vintage farm equipment demonstrations, Hardin County Farm Museum, Eldora, IA, www.hardincountyfarmmuseum.org.

JULY 25-26: Geneva Arts Fair, arts and crafts, Geneva, IL, 630-232-6060

JULY 26: Pittsburg Old-Time Fiddlers and Pickers, bring your favorite instrument of choice and play for the crowd as you carry on the traditions of pioneer fiddlers, Crawford County Historical Museum, Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-1440

JULY 30-31: Bix Jazz Festival, five national bands honoring Bix Beiderbecke, Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA, 563-324-7170

JULY 30-31: Estherville Sweet Corn Days (thru AUG. 2), plenty of family-friendly activities, downtown Estherville, IA, 712-362-3541

JULY 31: Milford Lake Rock Fest (thru AUG. 1), rain or shine, camping available, Milford, KS,

785-463-4000

JULY 31: Downhome Music Festival (thru AUG. 1), local and original live bands on four stages, craft beers, food vendors, Springfield, IL, 217-528-7000


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MORE SHOWS FOR THIS MONTH MAY BE FOUND ON THE STATE CALENDARS
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~ AUGUST ~

 

AUG. 1: Citywide Garage Sale, all day long, Burlington, KS, 620-364-8484

AUG. 1: Ranching Saturdays, experience daily ranch chores and demonstrations, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

AUG. 1: Archaeology Day, demonstrations of flintknapping and tool use, bone, gourd, shell carving, fiber spinning, pottery making Collinsville, IL, 618-343-5160

AUG. 1: Bix Jazz Festival, five national bands honoring Bix Beiderbecke, Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA, 563-324-7170

AUG. 1: 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow, traveling vendor show featuring vintage and shabby chic items, Claremore Expo Center, Claremore, OK, 612-888-3002

AUG. 1-2: Estherville Sweet Corn Days, plenty of family-friendly activities, downtown Estherville, IA, 712-362-3541

AUG. 1-2: Old Settlers’ Picnic, annual founder’s festival, Hancock Memorial Park, Hancock, IA, 712-741-5665

AUG. 2: From Expositions to Jazz Musicians, River City History Tour, the Durham Museum, Omaha, NE, 402-444-5027

AUG. 2: Nebraska Rod and Custom Car Show, sponsored by the Nebraska Rod & Custom Association, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE, 308-385-5316

AUG. 6-9: Carson Rodeo, includes parade, kick-off feed, and 3 days of rodeos, Carson Rodeo Grounds, Carson, IA, 402-639-2749

AUG. 6-9: Sycamore Steam Show & Threshing Bee, antique farm equipment displays and flea market, Taylor Marshall Farm, Sycamore, IL, 815-756-1336

AUG. 7-8: Highway 141 Garage Sale, bargains galore stretching more than 100 miles from Grimes to Mapleton, Manning, IA, 712-655-3541

AUG. 7-8: Firelake Fireflight Balloon Festival, hot air balloon show, craft vendors, food trucks, Shawnee, OK, 405-275-3121

AUG. 8: Second Saturdays, music, art, eating, shopping, meet-and-greet with local artists, 100 E. Fourth Ave., Garnett, KS, 785-448-6767

AUG. 8: Fly Iowa, free airshow, Ames Municipal Airport, Ames, IA, 515-292-9056

AUG. 8: Festival of the Arts, folk arts and crafts sale, Market Barn, Amana, IA, 319-622-3678

AUG. 8: Nescatunga Arts & Crafts Festival, crafts and handmade items, Historic Downtown Square, Alva, OK, 580-327-1647

AUG. 8-9: Hillbilly Flea, St. Joseph Auction and Antique Market, one of the area’s largest antique malls, 3600 S. Leonard Road, St. Joseph, MO, 816-279-4310, www.stjosephantiques.com

AUG. 8-9: 2020 Jour De Fete Celebration, arts and crafts festival, Historic District Downtown, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 800-373-7007

AUG. 8-9: Midwest Garlic Fest, garlic vendors and antique mall shopping, Elizabeth, IL,

815-777-9625

AUG. 8-9: Market House Square Arts Festival, local and regional artists showcasing paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more, local musicians will perform, food vendors available, Galena, IL, 815-776-9200

AUG. 11: Remember the Ladies, River City History Tour, a trolley tour honoring the founding ladies of Omaha, the Durham Museum, Omaha, NE, 402-444-5027

AUG. 13-16: Wichita Tribal Dance, American Indian dance competitions, Wichita Tribal Park, Anadarko, OK, 405-247-2425

AUG. 14: Makers Street – The Lindsborg Art Walk, interactive art walk event with food and drink, Main and Lincoln streets, Lindsborg, KS, 785-227-8687

AUG. 14-15: Tallgrass Music Festival, live bluegrass bands, Skiatook, OK, 918-261-3443

AUG. 15: Summer outdoor vintage market, Paramount Antique Mall, 13200 W. Highway 54, Wichita, KS, 316-722-0500

AUG. 15: Third Saturday Super Sale, big deals and savings galore, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

AUG. 15: 34th Annual Car & Bike Show, classic cars on display, food vendors, silent auction, raffles, Ray Miller Park, Leavenworth, KS, 913-651-2203

AUG. 15: Dane G. Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair, arts/crafts event, includes live music and food, Dane G. Hansen Museum, Logan, KS, 785-689-4846

AUG. 15: Fall Into Stockton, craft vendors, live music, BBQ fest, food vendors, North Main Street, Stockton, IL, 815-776-9200

AUG. 15: Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah, OK,

918-341-0719

AUG. 15-16: Onawa Swap Meet & Flea Market Weekend, more than 250 vendors, Monona County Fairgrounds, Onawa, IA, 712-423-2411

AUG. 15-16: Art in the Park, fine arts festival, Founders’ Park, Elkader, IA, 563-245-2770

AUG. 16: Mid-America Train & Toy Show, more than 200 tables of dealers buying and selling, free viewings of vintage train movies, door prizes, KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, MO, 913-651-5864, www.midAmericaTrainAndToyShow.com

AUG. 21: Native American Arts & Crafts Market & Indian Taco Sale, locally crafted goods and Indian tacos prepared by members of the OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance, Oklahoma City, OK,
405-681-0869

AUG. 21-23: Pioneer Days & PRCA Rodeo, includes a BBQ and festival events, Guymon, OK, 580-338-3376

AUG. 22: Summer outdoor vintage market, Paramount Marketplace, 6297 E. 13th St., Wichita, KS, 316-260-6316

AUG. 22: Civil War interpretive event, costumed recreators demonstrate soldier camp life, marching, musket fire, and cannon fire, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 800-373-7007

AUG. 22: Yoder Heritage Day, tractor pulls, horse-drawn events, parade, quilt auction, buggy races, live entertainment, food vendors, Yoder, KS, 620-728-1223

AUG. 22: Big Brutus Polka Fest, polka bands performing ethnic music, ethnic food and drinks for sale, Big Brutus Inc., West Mineral, KS, 620-827-6177

AUG. 23: Pittsburg Old-Time Fiddlers and Pickers, bring your favorite instrument of choice and play for the crowd as you carry on the traditions of pioneer fiddlers, Crawford County Historical Museum, Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-1440

AUG. 29: Roots Festival BBQ and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, country music, tickets available at the gate only, Paola, KS, 913-294-6427

AUG. 29: Fun in the Sun Car Show 2020, includes drawings, craft show, food vendors, 108 Broad St., Colony, KS, 620-757-6782

AUG. 29: Prairie Art Festival, live music, lawn games, prairie walk, Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center, Orient, IA, 641-337-5019

AUG. 30: Tomato Taste, sample several tomato varieties, Plum Grove Historic Home, Iowa City, IA, 319-351-5738